Stories from 14 March 2008
‘An indication of an increase in violence in Israel was clearly demonstrated Tuesday when a Holon man, Yosef Bavli, parked his van in a space that was claimed by a neighbor of his, Yaron Kabaz. Kabaz, who didn’t even own a car, was so perturbed by this that he let...
If rumors are to be believed, then General Michel Sleiman is Metn MP Michel Murr's choice for the next President of Lebanon, reports Charles Malik from Lebanon.
Mach 7, 2008 is a special day for Taiwan. It's not for the coming presidential election, but for 2008 IBAF Final Olympic Qualification Tournament(zh) The tournament is being played in Mid-Taiwan! While soccer is the national sports of most countries in the world, baseball is the pride of Taiwan. Once...
“My heart aches for the gay and lesbian Iranians trying to flee persecution but are being turned away. After all, if there are no gays in Iran, surely this means they need homes elsewhere?” writes Ladyteacher.
excen-tarik, at Kabobfest, says he has found his Palestine – a barren desert in the stretches off the Pacific Ocean, a neglected, between San Francisco and Hawaii, named “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP).
The comments section is heating up at AK‘s post on whether there will be a another war in Lebanon soon.
From the UAE, BuJassem shares with us an Egyptian joke.
On February 29th, Israel's Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilnai warned of "a bigger Holocaust" for the Palestinians. Syrian blogger Ayman, from the Damascene Blog, compares between the world's silence to that comment and the fuss made over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's alleged call to "wipe Israel off the map."
My Himachal on Tibetan protesters being arrested in India.
Pak Tea House comments on the situation of women in Pakistan, and asks if there's anything to celebrate on Women's Day.
Kathmandu Speaks on foreign interference and the press in Nepal.
Unheard Voices on the plight of Bangladeshi migrants in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
A new arena is gathering steam and significance in the Brazilian Internet space: the football blogs. Day by day, fervent fans are finding out that blogs and other media possibilities -- podcasts, webcasts, foruns and chats -- are invaluable tools to display, promote and exchange opinions about the many games, and also to express their passion for their favorite football club teams.
Women's rights have been severely restricted in the last two years in Iran. Some women activists have been jailed, and Zanan Magazine, a leading women's magazine was banned. Many others have been victims of security forces violence for the way they dress. The Iranian government does not recognise March 8...
Thanks to one very gracious individual who unfortunately insists on remaining anonymous, Global Voices Online co-founder Ethan Zuckerman‘s guide Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor is now available in Chinese, bringing years of experience in combining technology with activism not only to yet another part of the world but also,...
With the Tibetan capital now reportedly largely cut off from the outside world, information regarding the ongoing situation in Lhasa slowed to a trickle over the weekend. Some updates, however, having been coming out over blogs and other online channels.
Hamed Talebi in his Khabarnegar Mosalman (means Muslim reporter) blog has published several links to islamist bloggers who condemned Israel military interventions in Gaza.
Sedayeh Sevom (means third voice) says[Fa] that if today, reformist candidates,in parliamentary election in Iran,get highest scores in Tehran, it means a victory for them.
Negha, a photo blogger, has published several photos of birds from “Isfahan bird's garden” in Iran. There are 5000 birds in this garden.
Are the famous temples of Angkor sinking?